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Intimate Alexandria, VA Wedding at the Morrison House

I may sound like a broken record, but intimate weddings are my absolute favorite. They warm my heart right up and make me feel like a part of all the pretty. This beauty photographed and designed by Sweet Root Village is the perfect example, and is proof that intimate doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style. I would go as far to say it makes it even more chic. See why here.

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From the Bride…Kyle and I chose to have an intimate wedding ceremony and reception with 20 of our closest family members and friends. I completely fell in love with the Morrison House in Old Town Alexandria because of its Downton Abbey charm and sophistication. We wanted our guests to feel as if they were attending a fabulous dinner party while there happened to be a wedding beforehand. We decided on a long King’s Table filled with romantic white candles, a soft color pallet of flowers and gold finishes throughout.

The inspiration for my dress was that it needed to simply flow. At Soliloquy Bridal Couture I found a simple Lazaro special occasion gown that I had custom altered to have a dramatic drape on the back. The draping was remarkable work! I received so many wonderful compliments about my wedding dress. What really made this day superb were our vendors who made the wedding a complete breeze while we carried on without a worry in the world. Specifically, our florist and photographer, who is one of Kyle and I’s incredibly talented, creative, and downright remarkable friend, Rachel Bridgwood of Sweet Root Village. Rachel made my pre-wedding jitters disappear simply with her smile and calming personality. The ceremony and reception went by so smoothly. Our guests were having a lovely time, the food was fabulous and the décor was beyond gorgeous. I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day!

We wanted our parting gifts for our guests to be special and to show how much we love and appreciate them. Our wedding favors were all homemade and handpicked, from spicy pickles to strawberry jam. We put our hearts into it! And now we have weekly requests from friends and family to continue canning for them. If I could sum up our wedding in the fewest words possible I would choose: sophisticated, fabulous, intimate, and over the moon happy!

Photography: Sweet Root Village | Floral Design: Sweet Root Village | Wedding Dress: Soliloquy Bridal Couture | Cake: Gateau Wedding Cake Boutique | Bridal Hair: Ana Buitrago | Bridal Makeup: Sarah Patch | Guitarist: Eric Waters From Bialek’s Music | Wedding Venue: Morrison House In Old Town Alexandria

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Colorful Alexandria Wedding

Geomyra Lewis Weddings & Events just schooled me on the beauty of color. I’ve always been more of a neutrals are tops kind of girl, but this happy Virginia wedding has changed my opinion forever. Color is key. Rachel May Photography captured the day which has changed my ways forever, and I dare you to walk away from this gallery without a smile on your face (I guarantee it won’t happen).


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From the photographer… Anou & Siobhan were married in Alexandria Virginia in May of this year. While they were planning their wedding they lived in separate countries and used Pinterest heavily to share their ideas and plan their wedding together. They love design and color and brought that aspect out in their wedding details.

Photography: Rachel May Photography | Wedding Planner: Geomyra Lewis Events | Florist: Anthomanic | Cake: Sweet Creation Vakes | Bridesmaid Dresses: Little Borrowed Dress | Hair & MakeUp: Dawn Newsome | DJ: Crow Entertainment | Grooms Suit: Topman | Brides Gown: Justin Alexander

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Old Town Alexandria Wedding from Love Life Images

When you marry a fashion blogger, you’re in for a super stunning day (and you’re most definitely one lucky groom). Love Life Images captured a wedding fit for the most beautiful of fashion bloggers, planned and perfected by Kelley Cannon Events and I’m feeling inspired. Everything from the seafoam bridesmaids to the sweet flowers the best kind of pretty, and lucky for you, it’s all right here.


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From the bride… When Mark and I started planning our wedding, it became very clear to us that we both had the same priority in mind: throw an epic party. Mark quickly took over crafting a song list that was worthy of dancing and cartwheels (yes, my husband does cartwheels at every wedding we go to!), while I focused my efforts on all the pretty, romantic details of the wedding. To say I got into the details is an understatement! As a fashion blogger, I’m already a bit in love with reading blogs and browsing Pinterest, so it was an easy transition to focus my efforts on wedding planning.

My vision for the wedding? Romantic, whimsical, colorful, and local. After looking at one venue (yes, only one!), we knew we had hit the jackpot. The Hotel Monaco in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia is only a mile from our house. Alexandria is where we feel the most comfortable, the most at-home, so there was something really special about sealing our love here. Many of our vendors work with the Hotel Monaco on a regular basis, so our entire day was a well-oiled machine — despite a huge art festival happening the same weekend that closed down all the streets surrounding the hotel! Fortunately, this busy event only added to Old Town’s charm and made for some fun photos.

Besides finally getting to see Mark at the end of the aisle (a feeling I’ll never ever forget — I’m getting goosebumps just writing this), my favorite part of the big day was seeing all the colorful little details come together. After months of scouring the depths of Etsy and hunting for vintage bottles, it all came together even better than we imagined. I cannot thank Love Life Images, The Enchanted Florist, my Etsy vendors, our crafty moms, and coordinator Kristen Puzzo with Kelley Cannon Events enough for bringing my colorful turquoise and coral vision to life.

Every bride tells you that your wedding day will absolutely fly by. What I’ll remember most is seeing our wonderful family and friends dancing their shoes off, laughing, hugging, and jumping up and down with us from the first song to the last. My feet may never be the same from all that dancing and I wouldn’t have it any other way. I look forward to a happy and joyful marriage — and always having a dance partner by my side.

Photography: Love Life Images | Floral Design: Enchanted Florist | Wedding Dress: Luna Novias | Cupcakes: Occasionally Cake | Invitations: Minted | Ceremony Venue: Hotel Monaco Alexandria courtyard | Reception Venue: Hotel Monaco Alexandria ballroom | Bride's Shoes: Pelle Moda | Hair: PR at Partners | Officiant: Maureen Burke | Bridal Party Robes: Silk and More | Bridal Shop: White Swan Bridal | Bridesmaids\' Dresses: JCrew | Chair Garlands & Cupcake Toppers: The Path Less Traveled | Coordination: Kelley Cannon Events | Groom\'s Attire: Bonobos | Guest "Tree" Poster: peachwik | Hair Pins: Nina | Music: MyDeejay | Placecards & Table Numbers: SwellAndGrand

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